I am sure you all know by now that I am an early adopter when it comes to makeup, getting ready by the computer in anticipation of releases! The Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow Royal Peach Palette release was no exception. This stunning palette was all over Instagram and Youtube, with amazing influencers creating gorgeous looks with it. The peach tones are really on trend at the moment and I was super excited to try out this new palette and the new packaging.
Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow Royal Peach Palette Review
The eyeshadow palette is packed similarly to the other Kylie Cosmetics products in a sleek black box and wrapped within foam. Within the box is a printed card with a note from Kylie. This note features eyes with a gorgeous makeup look created with the palette itself. The outer box similarly features this design with the shade names on the back.
As this palette contains 12 eyeshadows, the packaging has been altered a little from the previous palettes. This palette is a rectangle in shape, made from the same thick cardboard as the previous Kyshadow palettes, and this palette cover features the word KYLIE in a rose gold metallic foil. I love the contrast between the rose gold and white! I think it is stunning!
In comparison to the previous palettes, this packaging seems sturdier and has a good weight to it. It features a full sized mirror and is the first Kyshadow palette to include a brush. I have a full review on the Kylie brushes here, but in summary, I really like this brush, it picks up the product, including the shimmers, quite nicely. The packaging of this brush differs from the Holiday brush set, in that it features white and gold in the design instead of white and black.
I really like the fact that Kylie Cosmetics has listened to what their customers were asking for and have included a brush and three extra shadows without increasing the price by much at all. The Royal Peach Palette is sold exclusively on the Kylie Cosmetics website for $45USD. International shipping is generally $14.95USD, but you may encounter customs charges depending on your country.
Within this palette, there are 12 shadows that are 0.6 oz of product in total. When compared to another higher end brand palettes such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, which is $42USD, you definitely receive more product. There is 0.6 oz of product in comparison to 0.28 oz in the Modern Renaissance Palette.
I do feel that this price is justified, not only because of the amount of product you receive but also for the quality of the shadows themselves. At this price point, I would expect a mirror and brush to be included, so I am really happy they added these!
There are 6 mattes and 6 shimmer shades within this palette.
The matte shadows are pressed powder shadows that are of medium buildable coverage. Even though they are powder, they have a velvet-like feel. I found that swatching of these shades on an arm do not do these shadows justice. When I was swatching, I found that the shade Royal was a little patchy, but on the eye, I had no issues with pigmentation. The shadows being medium coverage means that they blend very easily, but you can build up the opacity.
I absolutely adore the shimmer shadow formula of the Burgundy Palette and most of these shades were the same, with amazing pigmentation and an almost creamy formula. I did find that the shades Duchess, Mojito and North Star had slightly larger glitter particles, but this didn’t affect the result at all. With the shade Duchess, a finger worked perfectly to apply as I found the brush created a little fallout.
I do find that the matte shadows fall out of the pan a little bit, as with the Bronze palette, but this isn’t a dealbreaker for me. To prevent any kick back of shadows, I am always careful with how I dip my brush in the pan. Of course, if you go in swishing around with your brush, you will get kickback of shadow in any palette from any brand. I didn’t experience any fallout when applying the shadows to my eyes, but regardless of the brand I am using, I do tend to tap my brush to prevent fall out.
I did hear that some people were getting palettes that smelled like chemicals, but the palette I received did not have any of these issues.
This eyeshadow palette features 6 shimmer shades and 6 matte shades. The shade range is quite nice however, I would have liked a darker shade so that smokier looks could have been created too. On first glance, you may think that the blue comes out of nowhere. The blue is a complementary tone to the peach. The green and lilac also work well with the peach tones.
Top Row (L to R)
Sorbet (matte finish light tangerine)
Seashell (metallic finish pink champagne)
Peachy (matte finish bright peach)
Royal (satin finish bright royal blue)
Queen Bee (metallic finish shimmering caramel)
Duke (metallic finish red copper)
Bottom Row (L to R)
Duchess (metallic finish bright cinnamon)
Sandy (matte finish medium tan)
Mojito (metallic finish golden green)
North Star (metallic finish soft lilac)
Crush (satin finish peachy pink)
Cinnamon (matte finish burnt orange)
I have found that swatches of the shadows do not do the formula justice. The formula allows for a really soft and blended finish. You can easily build up the intensity of certain shades.
The brush included within the palette is great for the crease and blending out. I think for the shimmers it would be better to use a flat shader brush such as the one included in the Kylie Brush Set.
I am really happy with the quality of the shadows, and the simple packaging. The shade range is quite nice however, I would have liked a darker shade so that smokier looks could have been created too. The addition of a darker shade just would have added more value to this palette however for me it isn’t a huge deal as I have other palettes, such as the bronze palette, I can reach for to deepen up some peach looks.
Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow Royal Peach Palette Swatches
Here are swatches of this palette on my arm without the use of a primer. Please keep in mind that the shades may vary with skin tones.
Which Kyshadow palette should you get?
I get a lot of people asking which palette they should get. It all comes down to your personal preference. I have swatches and reviews on each palette that has been released and will leave them here.
What do you think about this eyeshadow palette? Do you think they will release another palette with the Valentines collection? Let me know in the comments below?
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